Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Farm and Food File

Farm and Food File

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The gap between America's rural poor and non-poor, like in urban areas, continues to widen. However, that the gap is widening faster in rural America.

Some phrases just make the heart flutter. “Call the vet,” was one that always tripped my father’s ticker. “Level the playing field of trade,”...

A lean hog is not a fat chicken but the marketing geniuses hired by the National Pork Board sure sold a lotta’ hams, bacons...
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According to Alan Guebert, there's a paradox occurring in today's commodity and financial markets. He sheds some light on it in his column this week.
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Farm leaders in rural America are closely watching two recent moves into "Big Ag" by Costco and Walmart.
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Both Mother Nature and Uncle Sam have been uncooperative throughout the 2019 planting season, making already difficult year into an even bigger mess.

It was evident from the hello that the South Dakota rancher had practiced his pitch before he dialed my office. “I’m (so and so),” he...
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Who are the biggest water users and where could we cut back? Alan Guebert investigates these questions in this week's column.

While Max Baucus and Jon Tester are both Democrats, both U.S. senators and both Montana country boys, last month’s hurried vote to fund nearly...
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Alan Guebert scrutinizes President Trump's recent actions in working toward — or backpedaling out of — a trade agreement with China.
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